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Digital Development Partnership (DDP)

Publication: Unraveling Data’s Gordian Knot: Enablers and Safeguards for Trusted Data Sharing in the New Economy (2021)

New report profiles nine case studies, highlighting emerging practices and features of countries’ current approaches to establishing safeguards and enablers of data sharing.

Story: Digital Development Partnership Annual Report: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis (October 26, 2020)

The newly launched Annual Review 2020 e-book summarizes the key results and milestones achieved during the fourth year of the partnership, a year like no other.  DDP became a key vehicle to deliver assistance and help countries respond quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Story: Digital Development Partnership: Making Sure No One is Left Behind in the Digital Age (April 24, 2020)

At Age 4, the Digital Development Partnership (DDP) has grown from a knowledge partnership dedicated to helping developing countries leveraging technology to solve their most pressing challenges to a fully operational platform supporting World Bank’s clients in their path to digital transformation.

Story: Achieving Africa’s Digital Transformation is an Ambition that Requires Game-changing Cooperation (May 6, 2019)

Development partners recently came together to discuss how best to support Africa’s Digital Transformation agenda, which aims to connect every African individual, business and government by 2030.

Publication: Digital Development Partnership Annual Review (2018)

The DDP Annual Review 2018 reports on activities and results achieved during the last fiscal year. It is the second report in the series, after the inaugural report was issued in 2017.

Story: Denmark Joins the World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (September 24, 2018)

The World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (DDP) continues to grow, with Denmark recently joining the DDP’s group of donors. Helping developing countries leverage technological improvements to solve their most pressing challenges, most notably within the energy, education and health sectors, is at the core of this new partnership.

Story: Building Connections to Four Billion People (March 29, 2018)

It will require innovative financing and technologies to get broadband to the 4 billion people currently without internet access. A workshop at the World Bank solicited input from country clients and experts as to how best to do that.

Publication: Digital Development Partnership: Annual Review 2017 (February 25, 2018)

DDP is an innovative effort to focus the transformative impact of digital technologies on development. One year after its creation, DDP’s Annual Review looks to future and takes stock of the past.


Story: Using Digital Tools to Transform Transportation (January 31, 2018)

Digital tools are making transportation faster, safer, and greener. Experts discussed new ideas for protecting vulnerable travelers, preventing traffic accidents, improving flow and more at a workshop. Read more


Story: Teaching Digital Dividends (January 02, 2018)

More than 40 percent of the world’s population relies on the internet. But 4 billion others are without internet access and are left out of the digital future. Technology and development experts addressed the impact of digital technology on development in a 6-week Massive Open Online Course called “Digital Dividends.” Read more

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